Home / Politics / Policy /  PM Modi inaugurates KMP Expressway, Delhi gets another ring road

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated the Kundli-Manesar section of the Kundli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) western peripheral expressway. He also inaugurated the 3.2 km-long Ballabhgarh-Mujesar Metro rail link, which would facilitate travel for people of Delhi and Faridabad, and laid the foundation stone of the Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, which will come up at Dudhola in Palwal district. Once the KMP Expressway will be fully operational, vehicles going from North India to the Western and Southern parts of the country would be able to do so without entering into Delhi.

10 things you should know about the Kundli-Maneser-Palwal expressway:

1.A sum of 6,400 crore has been spent on the expressway project and 3,846 acres of land was acquired at a cost of 2,788 crore.

2.The expressway would cover five districts--Sonipat, Jhajjar, Gurugram, Mewat and Palwal.

3. The expressway also has eight small and six large bridges, four railway overbridges and 34 underpasses and 64 pedestrian crossings.

4. The six-lane expressway will have parking lots, refilling stations, police stations, a trauma centre, helipad, refreshment centres, and recreational facilities.

5 The design speed of this expressway is 120 kmph for light vehicles and 100 kmph for heavy ones.

6. Along with the Eastern Peripheral Expressway(EPK), the KMP expressway is expected to divert more than 50,000 heavy vehicles away from Delhi.

7. The objective of this expressway is to provide high speed link between northern Haryana and southern districts and provide uninterrupted high-speed link for traffic, especially commercial traffic, from Haryana to neighbouring states.

8. It would also decongest the road traffic from Delhi and thereby reduce pollution.

9. KMP was expected to be completed by 2009 but missed several deadlines due to various reasons including land acquisition hurdles.

10. The WPE was first proposed in 2003 along with Delhi EPE. It was envisioned as a Build Operate Transfer project to construct a 135.6 km four lane expressway from Kundli Sonipat to Palwal near Faridabad.

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